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Furnishing Idea is the portal dedicated to the furniture and furnishing industry, designed to bring together different professionals such as architects, designers, carpenters, furniture makers and manufacturers active in the furniture market who represent the reference point in terms of innovation and quality of the product offered. On the other hand, the portal aims to provide a valid information service focused on products, projects, events and fairs and everything that revolves around the world of components, semi-finished products and accessories for the furniture industry.


The portal is divided into different sections where you can explore the different products according to different categories, get in touch with manufacturers, download catalogues to keep up with industry trends and watch videos of interviews with the best professionals and manufacturers.


In the articles section you can find all the information about the most innovative product technologies, such as furniture materials, furniture accessories and systems, furniture machinery, furniture hardware, manufactured by manufacturers with a solid experience in the field. In the companies section there is an overview of the manufacturers registered on our portal, divided by product category, where you can contact us for any request. Our portal also has a special catalogues section to allow professionals and operators in the sector to view in a practical way all the catalogues relating to the various products (furniture hardware, upholstery materials, furniture paints, etc.). In addition, to allow easy consultation of the products, our portal has reserved a product section, organized by categories, where you can find out about the technical characteristics, materials and functionality of each product. The video section, on the other hand, presents numerous video interviews given by professionals and manufacturers that report news, insights and informative content on the best technologies in the sector.


In addition, to keep you constantly informed you can also consult our Journal section which contains all the Furnishing Idea magazines dedicated to the furniture and furnishing industry, such as the edition dedicated to Sicam or Interzum, two of the most important trade fairs in the sector. The magazines can be consulted from the portal or easily downloadable in pdf format.


Thanks to the trust placed in us by many manufacturers, our portal is now recognized both nationally and internationally. In fact, there are already many internationally recognized and established companies in the sector, including the AIPEF group (Italian Flexible Expanded Polyurethanes Companies) which promotes scientific information on the use of flexible polyurethane foam in the sectors in which it is used.

Surfaces from the Antipodes: the Cleaf project at the Milano Design Week

The Palazzo del Senato courtyards in Milan, home to the Milan State Archives, hosted the project “Surfaces from the Antipodes“, developed by Cleaf in collaboration with Bestetti Associati and Studiopepe, from 16 to 22 April.

Cleaf, which has always been committed to finding furniture and interior design solutions, has wanted to highlight in this project the materiality of its surfaces and their ability to replicate, thanks to their technological innovations, those tactile sensations and visions of some materials such as ice, rock, sand, wood, cement, metal.

The installation included a path inside four cubic architectures that housed four diametrically opposed environments: the glacier, the desert, the forest, the city.

The visitor was led to the discovery of some distinctive elements of the four environments, capturing their expressive power through various particular tactile, visual and sound installations.

The glacier was created thanks to a three-dimensional architectural membrane developed with the innovative technology Wood-Skin®, the colours of the desert from dawn to dusk were obtained with a series of overlapping layers that framed a light source in motion, the projection of different planes of vegetation suggested the image of the forest and finally a series of videos placed inside structures-skyscraper have highlighted the multiple functions present in a city.

Cleaf has presented three new finishes: Alpaca, which reproduces the silky effect of the precious natural fibre once used for the clothing of the Inca emperors; Duna, which shows relief of medium-sized granules such as sandstone and Mosaico, an interweaving of square elements that recalls the worked leather.

The same theme “Surfaces from the Antipodes“ was also proposed in the CCube exhibition concept, the company showroom in Lissone, which offered a cross-sectional reading of the Cleaf collection.

Cleaf presents C-HOUSE: ABS faced panels, laminates and edges

The many applications of furniture and interior cladding surfaces
Category: Ennobled panels
Publication date: 05/08/2019
Company: Cleaf S.p.a.

Diplos: a collection that combines laminate hpl with melamine faced panels

Surfaces and panels complementary to each other for decoration and finishing
Category: Laminates for furniture
Publication date: 04/03/2019

Cleaf presents

The new exhibition concept of CCube
Category: Ennobled panels
Publication date: 20/04/2017
Company: Cleaf S.p.a.

Ostermann edges with supermatt finish

An even richer assortment
Category: wooden edges, ABS edges, laminate edges
Publication date: 18/01/2016
Company: Ostermann Italia Srl

ABS edges by Ostermann

High performance and great flexibility of use for ABS edges for furniture
Category: wooden edges, ABS edges, laminate edges
Publication date: 06/07/2015
Company: Ostermann Italia Srl